"Then the angel said to her
'Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.'"
Each Advent we have the opportunity to reflect on our healing journey; to think about how God invites us each day to begin again. Like Mary, we are invited to carry God within us, instead of carrying our fear, our troubling memories, our self-doubt. We have the choice to carry God, to carry hope and healing. What will you choose today? Just for today, try imagining carrying Christ's love with you.